Noh Si-hwan (22) reserved the home run king. The competitor has left. Noh Si-hwan has recorded 31 home runs until the 13th, leading Choi Jeong (SSG Landers), who is in second place in this category, by two. With three games left, including the Lotte Giants match on the 14th, he has virtually confirmed the home run king. Choi Jung’s pennant race is over.
SSG excluded Choi Jeong from the first division entry ahead of the Incheon Kiwoom Heroes match on the 13th. He suffered damage to his left hamstring during a baserunning play in Gwangju against the KIA Tigers on the 10th. It’s not a big injury, but I need to rest for a while. SSG also confirmed its advance to the postseason (PS) on the same day, so there was no reason to force the main hitters.
Choi Jeong failed to win his fourth home run title. He is a batter who can hit multiple home runs in a game, but he has been hampered by injuries. 스포츠토토
The KBO League welcomed its new face as the home run king. It’s Noh Si-hwan, the main hitter of the Hanwa Eagles. He is currently eight points ahead of team senior Chae Eun-sung (23), who is ranked third in this category. It can be said that he became the home run king.
Roh Si-hwan, who was expected to be a “next-generation big gun,” showed his skills in full bloom this season. He has shown a good batting sense since the beginning of the season, exceeding 30 home runs, and his batting average, which is currently recording 0.299, is also trying to hit .300 for the first time since his debut. At the Hangzhou Asian Games (AG), which closed on the 8th, he played as the national team’s center hitter and led Korea to win the gold medal.
There were two home run winners from the Eagles. Jang Jong-hoon, a member of the KBO League’s talent donation committee, won the 1990-1992 season in a row, and Kim Tae-kyun, a KBSN sports commentator, took the position in 2008. Noh Si-hwan will be on par with the team’s all-time representative hitters. It is the first time in 15 years that an Eagles batter has become the home run king.
In addition to home runs, Noh ranks first in RBIs (99 runs) and slugging percentage (0548) as well. He aims to win three gold medals in batting. Jang Jong-hoon, who ranked No. 1 in home runs, RBIs, and slugging percentage in 1992, was the last member of the Eagles batter to win three home runs, including full-length Binggrae. Noh Si-hwan has approached this milestone for the first time in 31 years.
Currently, Socrates Brito (KIA Tigers) is second in RBIs with 95. KIA has only two games left in the regular season. The slugging percentage is tied with Choi Jeong. Attention is focusing on whether he can protect the remaining three games.